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CYAA News Feb 18

Race 7 story and details can be seen with this link

Links to the Race 7 Results, plus status of Summer Series Rust Shackle Aggregate (with no worst score drop) including the Tumlaren Series status and the Marie Louise III Consistency Trophy.

Click on link for preliminary results for today Classic race, Race 7. Full results and post race story for Race 7 will be posted after handicappers analysis of the result. Race 8 March 3 Final race of the series, a pursuit start at RYCV.

Light winds with a shortened course made the race a one mark race. Tumlarens featured big time in Race 7. Congratulations go to Dingo for her first on corrected time. Jim Hutchinson with his crew simply blitzed the fleet. A brilliant light wind sail. Mercedes III, with Martin Ryan holding his nerve did a one tack hitch along the shore, was back to her old ways of taking out line honors in a big way. Not be be left behind after her one metre over the start line recall Manuka Rere with Cam Smith on the helm and all fresh from his HBYC Sea Pilots race the previous day didn’t put any of her nineteen feet wrong to take out the third podium placing. A race 7 honorable mention must go to the fourth placing by the Tumlaren Avian. With Mark Chew on the helm all that skill from helming, Paula the Aust. Olympic Re. Dragon.

CYAA Summer Series Race 7 conducted by Hobsons Bay Yacht Club

The Feb 15 Race 7 pre race notes can be seen here

Click on links to download Race 7 Sailing Instructions and Race 7 Allocated Handicaps.

Summer Series Race 6 Results including what if’s, Series and Consistency aggregates

Race 6 Post race notes are here Ticketing for the CYAA/CBA Cocktail function is shut. Booked out with a venue limit of 150 people is the word

Click on this link for the latest CYAA news. Pre race notes for Race 6 Feb 3

Race 6 pre race notes Jan 22 2019

Click on these links to download the 2018/2019 Summer Series Race 6 Sailing Instructions plus the Race 6 Entries with assigned handicaps 

RMYS Notice to Competitors Mark F is out of the water. Use R2 as replacement rounding mark for CYAA Courses.

For the latest version of the 2019 Australian Wooden Boat Festival Afloat entries and assigned location directory Jan 26_2 directory click on the link The Ashore entries with assigned location Directory Jan 26_2 can be seen here. These links are to downloadable and key word searchable pdf’s.

Click here to purchase tickets to be part of the CYAA/CBA Association’s 2019 AWBF meet up at Brooke Pier

Fair Winds is already down there and Scimitar is likely to join them late January. You can follow both journeys on this website. Serifa is also on her way to Hobart.             

Let Martin Ryan know if you will be in Hobart as there is an additional function planned.So far, we have 16 Victorian and NSW members attending, joining up with our Tasmanian members.We will provide updates in late January.

Fair Winds adventures in Tassie continued, her Hobart arrival, Jan 3 2019

CYAA (Vic)2018 Winter Series

2018/2019 Summers Series begins October 7. Notice of Race and entry form are available.

Take a look at the notes about the last race of the 2018 Winter series

Congratulations to Martini and her skippers Ross Clark and Michael Williams for their work to bring Martini home as the best performing classic of the 2018 Winter Series. Taking out the Marie Louise III Consistency Trophy was Ettrick. Congratulations to Gordon Tait. Runners up were all Tumlarens, Avian, Snow Goose, Dingo followed by series aggregate winner Martini. Click on the links to download the score cards for both trophies.

Martini showing the result of her tactical decisions.

Ettrick takes out Marie Louise III consistency trophy

2018 Winter Series Aggregate Points Race 5 August 19 Postponed

 The Classic’s 2018 Winter Series Race 5 re-scheduled to August  19 has been cancelled.    CYAA and RYCV  Race director have determined the Bureau of Meteorology forecast for wind conditions on northern waters of Port Phillip Sunday August 19 will exceed the safe wind strength conditions for classic yacht racing.

This cancellation brings an end to the 2018 Winter Series of Classic Yacht racing on Port Phillip.

The best performing Classic Yacht during the 2018 Winter series was Martini. With the Tumlaren Fleet Avian led the fleet home. Congratulations and thanks to the 25 skippers and crews for their support of this series of Classic yacht racing.  More after series information will be in the Race 5 post race notes.

2018 Winter Series final race aggregate point status

2018 Winter Series Aggregate Points Race 5 August 19 Postponed


The Race 5 August 19 Sailing Instructions and Group Start times are now available. Click on the links to download the documents.

The Race 5 Aug 19 Pre race notes and CYAA news items can be read from this link.

For the story on why Race 5 was postponed to August 19 Take a look

at the Race 5 postponed notes 

Wind conditions on Port Phillip August 5

Race 5 August 5 postponed to August 19.  CYAA and HBYC  Race director have determined the Bureau of Meteorology forecast for wind conditions on Port Phillip Sunday August will exceed the safe wind strength conditions for classic yacht racing.

Race 4 was conducted by the RMYS on July 22. Click on the links to check out the full results for Race 4 plus the Winter Series aggregate including the Tumlaren aggregate status and Marie Louise III Consistency trophy status .

Nicole Shrimpton’s Int. 8 metre Defiance. Now an Australian icon

Race 4 July 22 Sailing Instructions and entries with allocated handicaps

Race 4 Rescheduled to July 22 at RMYS, the story why. 

Race 4 July 8 postponed to July 22.  CYAA and HBYC Race director have determined the Bureau of Meteorology forecast for wind conditions on Port Phillip Sunday July 8 exceed the safe wind strength conditions for classic yacht racing.

Race 4 rescheduled to July 8. Pre race notes Posted July 6
Race 4 rescheduled to June 17 notes  Rescheduled to July 8

Race 4 scheduled for June 17 is postponed to July 8

Race 4 July 8 Sailing Instructions

Race 4 July 8 Entries and Handicaps

2018 Winter Series Notice of Race Ammend 2 June 19

AP over A is signalled for Race 4


Advised by RYCV Race Director Port Phillip conditions forecast for Sunday will render unsafe waters for racing, irrespective of gale warning forecast status.  Peter Costolloe CYAA (Vic) Handicapper

Race 4 Sailing Instructions and Pursuit start group time allocations

Race 3 Post Race Notes

Articles generated for the RMYS and HBYC News Letters

Start of 2018 Winter Series Race 3 Akuna First on corrected time

Race 3 May 27 results.

Full Race 3 results with BCH and CHC stats.    Locker 57 Winter Series Aggregate and Tumlaren Series Aggregate     Marie Louise Consistency Aggregate
CYAA 2018 Winter Series Race 3 Sailing Instructions plus Entries and allocated Handicaps  for May 27 are now available. Click on the links to download a copy.
Take a look at the Race 3 pre race notes  They contain information about the following:
Race three information
Race 3 welcome returns
Classic Boat magazine and Nigel sharp story
Sydney and Brisbane member activity
A small Frances story
Marie Louise III Boat Register listing


 Marie Louise III Provenance and Boat Register page

Race 2 Post Race comments

Results for race 2 and Winter Series Aggregate Status and Consistency series aggregate status can be seen here

CYAA 2018 Winter Series Race 2 Sailing Instructions Rev 2 May 3 plus Entries and allocated Handicaps Rev 2 May 4 are now available.

Race 2 pre race notes and Brisbane Timber and Traditional Boat Regatta can be seen here.

CYAA (Vic) 2018 Winter Series Race 1 story

Link to Race 1 results 2018 Winter Series Aggregate Status    Marie Louise III Consistency Aggregate Status 

2018 Winter Series Race 1 April 22 Rev 4 pre race notes, Sailing Instructions plus entries and handicaps.

The 2018 Winter Series Notice of Race as amended Ammend 2 June 19 and Series entry form have been posted. Note: Race 1 will be conducted by RMYS in lieu of HBYC

Click on the links to download the NoR and entry form.

Series Races schedule as shown below

CYAA Classics Winter Series – Race 1 10:30:00 13:30:00 Sunday 22-Apr-18 RMYS
CYAA Classics Winter Series – Race 2 10:30:00 13:30:00 Sunday 06-May-18 RMYS
CYAA Classics Winter Series – Race 3 10:30:00 13:30:00 Sunday 27-May-18 HBYC
CYAA Classics Winter Series – Race 4 10:30:00 13:30:00 Sunday 17-Jun-18 RYCV (Pursuit)
CYAA Classics Winter Series – Race 5 10:30:00 13:30:00 Sunday 08-Jul-18 HBYC
CYAA Classics Winter Series – Race 6 10:30:00 13:30:00 Sunday 22-Jul-18 RMYS
CYAA Classics Winter Series – Race 7 10:30:00 13:30:00 Sunday 05-Aug-18 HBYC
CYAA Classics Winter Series – Race 8 (Final) 10:30:00 13:30:00 Sunday 19-Aug-18 RYCV (Pursuit)

Feb 8 Classics on display at Arts Open 2018. Feb 7 Kingurra returns to Port Phillip

Look below the Andy Indrans story of a Friday pm photo update on Kingurra at Deal Island.

Andy Indrans of Corio Vertue has prepared a presentation of 2017 Cup Regatta images at the Castlemaine Art Open event over the March 10 – March 12 weekend.

As a primer take a look at the beauty of what Andy allows us to see through his black and white images.

Zephyr chasing Sayonara

Beating to Windward

Jim Hutchinson sailing Dingo

Onboard Sayonara

Sayonara hoisting sail

Two gorgeous ladies

Downwind chase




Windward crossing the start line






Kingurra returns to Melbourne

Kingurra to return’s to racing with the Port Phillip classics after her notable performances during the 50th Anniversary Regatta of the 1967 Admirals Cup where Australia’s reputation as an ocean racing nation began.

Ian McFarlane reported after sojurning at Pittwater for  some weeks Kingurra left Sydney around 6:30pm Feb 6. On Weds Feb 7 Kingurra was flying down the coast at 9-10 over the ground with a good current assist of around 2 knots. Expected to be at Eden soon after Feb 7 midnight. It’s all go for the post card boat of the Admirals Cup 50th Anniversary Fleet to be racing racing with the Classic fleet next Sunday.

It is a beautiful sunny day on the NSW coast.  Motor sailed from 3:30am til 9am in <10kn. Had a few hours of spinnaker run this morning as the breeze built Breeze now back to 20kn NE and doing 7 to 8 kn on course for Gabo Island.  Nice to have a bit of current with us on the return journey.

Cruising relax time on Kingurra as she passes Batemans Bay

Checking over Deal Island caretakers cottages